Movie Review: 'Wrong' -- 2 stars

Jack Plotnick in "Wrong"

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Wrong 2 stars Written and directed by Quentin Dupieux Starring Jack Plotnick, William Fichtner Not Rated

French writer-director Quentin Dupieux recently made a movie called "Rubber" about a homicidal tire, so all bets are off when it comes to his films. You expect a journey into surreal, deadpan territory.

In "Wrong," the filmmaker-electronic musician offers what...

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Movie Review: 'The Host' -- 2 stars

Max Irons, left, and Saoirse Ronan in a

(Credit: Max Irons, left, and Saoirse Ronan in a scene from "The Host.")

The Host 2 stars Directed by Andrew Niccol Starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, William Hurt Rated PG-13

"The Host," adapted from the novel by "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer, leaves behind the world of vampires and werewolves for a future populated by creepily calm aliens who occupy human bodies. But it's the same basic material, the portrait of a teenage girl facing an...

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Gresham: Don't close the Long Island College Hospital

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The State University of New York voted again last week to approve the closure of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital, saying it’s underutilized. That’s news to Awilda Montes, a scrub nurse who has worked there for 13 years. “This place is packed,” she says. “We are always busy.”

With the right planning, management and vision, the hospital could remain viable — and even thrive. It’s in...

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Quinn just fine with being a 'pushy broad'

Christine Quinn

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City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn made the rounds on cable talk shows Wednesday to respond to a New York Times profile that depicted her as brash and fierce behind closed doors at City Hall.

“I’ve always had a big personality,” Quinn told MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts. “I’ve always said I’m a pushy broad and I’ve always said I want to get things done. And sometimes to get...

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Editorial: NYPD doesn't need more oversight

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The last thing New York City needs is a helter-skelter election-year plan to create an office that rides herd on the NYPD. That kind of oversight is already the mayor’s job. But what if the mayor falls short?

There’s no shortage of backup overseers waiting in the wings. District attorneys in the five boroughs can jump into high-stakes NYPD imbroglios. If the DAs demur, the city is always subject...

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Holmes' lawyers offer guilty plea

James Holmes

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Defense attorneys for the man accused of killing 12 people in a shooting rampage at a Denver-area movie theater last July offered to have him plead guilty in exchange for a life prison term, according to court documents made public Wednesday.

Lawyers for James Holmes, 25, say in the court papers that prosecutors have not yet responded to their offer, which would spare their client the death...

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Ashley Judd won't seek Kentucky seat

Ashley Judd

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Ashley Judd announced on Twitter that despite rampant speculation, she would not be running for Kentucky's Senate seat in 2014.

“After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family,” Judd said on Twitter Wednesday.

“I will continue to work as hard as I can to ensure the needs of Kentucky families are met...

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'Today' anchor Jenna Wolfe, Stephanie Gosk expecting

Matt Lauer and Jenna Wolfe on The Today

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“Today” show correspondent and weekend anchor Jenna Wolfe is expecting a baby girl in August — and will be co-parenting her daughter with “my girlfriend, Stephanie Gosk,” who, she noted on air Wednesday, “works here at NBC” as a foreign correspondent.

Wolfe delivered the news on “Today” Wednesday noting she will be blogging about her pregnancy. She and Gosk, 40, a former Peace Corps volunteer...

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Bloomberg touts economic, health benefits of decade of smoke free bars

Smokers outside a bar in Williamsburg. (Yana Paskova)

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It's been a decade since New Yorkers have been able to light up while enjoying a beer at their favorite watering hole and the mayor said yesterday that his initiative has made the world healthier.

Not only did the ban on indoor smoking in restaurants and bars result in 10,000 fewer premature deaths from tobacco-related diseases, it has been a boon for businesses, according to Mayor Michael...

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Google maps now include real time subway departure info

You can now use Google to find out

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Updated: 2:10 p.m., March 28th, 2012 The eternal mystery of knowing when your train is coming just got a little easier to solve -- on some lines, at least.

Riders can now use Google to find out when trains are coming on the No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 lines as the web giant has updated its online and mobile maps app to include real-time arrival information.

Riders -- like Mike Vasquez,...

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